Ghisla Art Collection Foundation


Foundation of Modern and Contemporary Art – Locarno.

The Fondazione Ghisla Art Collection, a non-profit organization, was founded in April 2014 with the objective of sharing an artistic heritage of international value with the culturally interest public that appreciates the significance of art.

The private collection has been assembled by Mr. and Mrs. Ghisla with growing enthusiasm and passion for the artistic expression. A futuristic style building, designed by the architect’s office Moro & Moro in Locarno, hosts the Foundation and is situated in the town centre, only a few meters away from the tourist harbour.

The Fondazione Ghisla presents the exhibits in eight rooms over three floors. The exhibition includes Pop Art, Art Informal, Conceptual Art as well as Abstract Art and New Dada Masterpieces. Further there are also art works by young emerging talents, as yet less known to the wide public.

From 2016 an audio guide system is available in italian, english, french and german. It makes your visit more interesting! The audio guide is included in the entry price.

In season 2019, the museum’s first and second floor are dedicated to the new choice of art-pieces coming from the Ghisla Collection, where the visitor travels through the pieces of principal masters of modern and contemporary art of the latest 80 years.

The third floor is dedicated to temporary exhibitions. In the first, which is held from March 10 to August 25, 2019 you can admire the works of Rodrigo Matheus, a young Brazilian artist, and the second from September 8, 2019 to January 5, 2020, will be a collective of international artists with the eloquent title "Look at me! The Body in Art from the 70's to today".

The museum is open from 10 March 2019 to 5 January 2020.

Opening times: 
Wednesday - Sunday: 13.30h - 18.00h
Monday - Tuesday closed

Entrance fees:
CHF 15.- Adults
CHF 13.- Seniors (AVS)
CHF 11.- Children (from 12 til 18 years) and students
Children til 12 years free

For groups with guided tour please contact us.

Accessible to people with disabilities.


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